Trexler Library uses a modified version of the Dewey Decimal system to classify and shelve all musical scores. This page will give you an overview of how the scores are classified and the order in which they are located on the shelves.
The numbers from 780 to 789 are assigned to "Music" in the Dewey Decimal system.
At Trexler Library, we add the prefix 'SCO' to all musical scores, and shelve them on A level (between the Government Documents and the Movies.)
Books ABOUT music (not scores) do not have the prefix, and are shelved on C level.
The following table shows the general outline of the scheme for Musical Scores:
|Type of Score
|SCO 780 & 781
|Collected works & Anthologies
Choral vocal music; music for mixed voices
Solo vocal music
|Instrumental Ensemble music
Chamber music; music for small instrumental ensembles
|Solo Instrumental music
Keyboard, Electronic & percussion music
String instrument music
Wind instrument music
Each Dewey range above is outlined further in the tables that follow.